The study assessed the extent to which the presence of gaze direction affected sighted raters' perceived evaluation of the competence levels of elementary-aged visually impaired children. Sighted individuals (N=160) were randomly assigned to view one of four randomized videotapes of two visually impaired children without gaze direction (pre-training skill level) and two children with gaze direction (post-training skill level). All raters viewed the same children although not necessarily in the... Topics: ERIC Archive, Blindness, Competence, Elementary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Visual...
This study reveals that the moral competence among youths in Nigeria could be developed through behaviouralskills acquisition. Most of the youths’ behaviour in Nigeria are inimical and dangerous for the health and mutual living ofNigerians which have generated serious concern in the society. The ability to do the right thing consistently requires acoordination of a desire to do the right thing, the will to do it, a disposition to keep on doing it, knowing how to do it andknowing the right... Topics: Skills Acquisition, Behavioural Skills, Behaviour, Competence Development, Moral Competence
Just Right-276-November 15, 2012, Every Man Meets The Competent Man: Bond, James Bond, The Dies Of Casting: Expressing The Ideal, Not The Mundane, From Castle to Firefly â Decoding The Hidden Message, Firefly â Television At Its Best Topics: James Bond, Competence, Firefly, Television.
Societies oriented towards the development of high technology, like the Western World, are not only dependent on an unrestricted information flow, but demand more and more investments in education. Therefore, a new and deepening interest in the factors for possible conditions seems to appear in the public. One of the dominating hypotheses is that cultural conditions determine the basic presupposition for the development of competence and professional mobility. Against this background, it will... Topics: workers, mobility, competence, cultural context
This article is a discussion of the possibility of changing the view of knowledge producing activities toward a competence directed education. After presentation of the traditional behaviouristic model and its consequences when applied on teaching, a new concept of competence is suggested, which differs from the concept of qualification. An important part of the article deals with the evaluation as an idea and a method for quality control. It is shown that evaluation of teacher effectiveness is... Topics: competence, evaluation research, goal-directedness
Very different social competencies are required and valued as they enable a competent individual to select and control behaviours, so as which to commit and which to suppress in a given context in order to achieve desired objective. Social competence is, possessing and using the ability to integrate thinking, feeling and behaviour to achieve social tasks and outcomes valued in the holistic context. The study of this aspect will definitely give the organisation its significance and its... Topics: Social Competence, Entrepreneur, Behaviour, Organisation
The internship programmes under teacher development commonly make provision for peer observation as a component but what purpose(s) it is meant for, is usually not made explicit, neither to the supervisors nor to the interns. Most of the time, peer observation is done as a ritual and it does not have the desired visibility or significance as the lesson planning or its delivery has. If we intend to develop reflective teachers through a process- based approach, then there is a need to enrich the... Topics: Narratives, Peer Feedback, Reflective Practices, Teacher Competence
This article is a discussion of the possibility of changing the view of knowledge producing activities toward a competence directed education. After presentation of the traditional behaviouristic model and its consequences when applied on teaching, a new concept of competence is suggested, which differs from the concept of qualification. An important part of the article deals with the evaluation as an idea and a method for quality control. It is shown that evaluation of teacher effectiveness is... Topics: concept, competence, quality control, materials, directedness
On the basis of a dialogue between two students engaged in solving a problem, it is argued that the students differ in their problem-solving capabilities, that is, they reduce the complexity of the situation in different ways. It is also argued that the students do not exhibit the same form of competence. In other words, they make sense of the complex situation in different ways. Further, it is maintained that existing theories are able to explain different aspects of the problem-solving... Topics: problem solving, learning, competence, control, achievement
For more details, see the University of Florida George A. Smathers library catalog: http://uf.catalog.fcla.edu/permalink.jsp?20UF023492552 Topics: English language, Children of immigrants, Communicative competence
This is the second article on the competence theme, which aims at demonstrating the consequences of a new educational paradigm, namely materials-directedness. By this is meant the conceptual control of the built-in disparity of educational materials. By means of a new method for structural analysis (in a biological sense), it is shown how conceptual relations and dimensions of a literary text are laid bare. The demonstration text, which is a description of the idea of behaviourism, is analysed... Topics: instructional materials, competence development, conceptual depth, fiction
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects ofcareer competence on Chinese knowledge employees’ careersuccess. Survey data were collected from a sample of 213Chinese knowledge employees. Career success wasmeasured by subjective, that is career satisfaction. Theresearch’s results showed: there were three dimensions ofcareer competence, respectively know‐how, know‐why andknow‐whom; Career competence can predict career success.Knowledge of the antecedents to career success... Topics: Career Success, Knowledge Employees, Career Competence
Are you smarter than your boss? Follow-up question: Do you drive a Saturn? This week, after a judicious follow-up segment, Jody and Matt talk about bosses and varying levels of competence. Also new this week: Matt pronounces a few words correctly. Topics: Smarts, competence, bosses, managers, Abide, podcast
The aim of this article is to make a distinction between qualification and competence. Although academic institutions, organisations, companies, and schools are focussing upon competence development as the natural answer to new technical and societal demands, no one has succeeded in providing a satisfactory operational definition of 'competence'. A dictionary search has shown that different areas of science and humanities conceive of competence from an analytical point of view, which, in fact,... Topics: competence, educational goal, educational context, materials, examination
bySmith, Joseph Mather, 1789-1866; College of Physicians and Surgeons of the University of New York; College of Physicians and Surgeons in the City of New York
"Published at the request of the students of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the University of the State New-York. Session 1846-7." t.p.verso Topics: Public Health, Physicians, Ethics, Medical, Professional Competence
This article is a discussion of the possibility of changing the view of knowledge producing activities toward a competence directed education. After presentation of the traditional behaviouristic model and its consequences when applied on teaching, a new concept of competence is suggested, which differs from the concept of qualification. An important part of the article deals with the evaluation as an idea and a method for quality control. It is shown that evaluation of teacher effectiveness is... Topics: competence, quality, materials directedness, evaluation research
People high in self-monitoring and sensation-seeking tend to be gregarious. For the self-monitor, social interaction is a means to the end of influencing others, and for the sensation-seeker it is a valuable source of stimulation. The present study explored the extent that the two constructs overlap by examining correlations between scores on the Revised Self-Monitoring Scale (RSMS) and Forms IV and V of the Sensation-Seeking Scale (SSS). Another aim of the study was to compare scores earned by... Topics: ERIC Archive, Interpersonal Competence, Personality, Social Behavior
This document provides a working definition of youth development based on existing theories and discussions, and crafts a strong case for strengthening the role of the non-school voluntary sector in promoting youth development. Part I of this three-part report focuses on this working definition of youth development, examining the need for such a definition, the need within the non-school voluntary sector, and a framework for thinking about youth development and youth development supports. Part... Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescent Development, Community Organizations, Community Role, Competence,...
Psychological literature on field independence shows that the field independent individual possesses enhanced cognitive restructuring abilities, while the field dependent individual possesses interpersonal and social skills. It was hypothesized that field independence would be related to the acquisition of linguistic competence, and that field dependence would be related to the acquisition of communicative competence. The scores of some 300 students on a test of communicative and integrative... Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Communicative Competence (Languages),...
In this School of Teacher Education research presentation at Charles Sturt University, Dr MattWinslade demonstrates the value of international mobility programmes when enabled through sport. The development of cultural competence enhances both the ability and employment options of HPE teachers. Topics: Matt Winslade, HPE, physical education, international mobility programmes, cultural competence
byChris Chukwunyere: Leadership/Spirit-Life Coach, Social Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author and Medical Missionary..... Visit: www.24karatslife.com
Tools are instruments, utensils, equipment used to carry out a task successfully. They are not the task or the success itself, but they are engaged in the process of manifesting success. They are used to work out success. Chris Krystal Chukwunyere explored three vital tools you would need to succeed in 2015. With these three tools you can work out your goals/vision/dreams successfully this year. Topics: Tools, 2015, Vision, Purpose, Commitment, Consistency, Competence, Success
This paper describes differences between the capacity of Swedish and Danish students to attain life quality. This was carried out by examining the level of competence in four different groups of Swedish and Danish students, and is based on the hypothesis that the possession of competence is a premise for the development of life quality. Competence means the ability to make sense in complex situations; more concretely it is the quality on the basis of which the individual activates his or her... Topics: life quality (LQ), competence, adaptation, model society, factor analysis, ANOVA
Personality characteristics were assessed for 65 male and 85 female gifted adolescents and their parents. Ss were enrolled in a college program for gifted students. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Adjective Checklist were used to describe personality patterns found in this group and to compare the gifted student to other populations. A set of personality characteristics that differed from other adolescent groups was found for the gifted students, although a diversity of types was found... Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescents, Gifted, Interpersonal Competence, Personality Traits, Sex Differences
The literary richness embedded in quotations has the potential to give students a fresh and creative angle whichwill inspire them to do better in studies and life. In this paper, I would like to discuss how the use of literary quotations inan EFL setting, can offer the student the benefits of both; language and literature. Tapping into their literary enhancingpower not only builds students’ aesthetic sense but also allows them to connect to themselves and others in a better andmore effective... Topic: Literary Quotations EFL Classroom Literary and Linguistic Competence
Intended for individuals with physical or sensory handicaps, the guide explores the social and interpersonal implication of disability and suggests alternative ways of dealing with related problems. Chapter 1 looks at the social environment that people with disabilities encounter. Potential social problems and types of situations the disabled may encounter are clarified. A second chapter presents two major approaches to managing problems--using general social skills based on principles of... Topics: ERIC Archive, Disabilities, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Life
This work presents a longitudinal didactic experiment based on the idea that literature, especially fiction, can serve as a basis for developing competence. Of critical importance is the teacher’s knowledge of the variation of conceptual depth in teaching materials. Based on five empirically discovered degrees of difficulty in literary texts, examples of writers and novels suitable as teaching materials for each degree are discussed. Further, a three-year authentic program in the subject of... Topics: competence, didactics, longitudinal, high school, training, Swedish, synthesis, literature, fiction
The report documents the achievements of the SPAP (Speech-Language Pathology Assessment Project), which examined competency statements for beginning speech-language therapists. Noted are the development and revision of the SPAI (Speech-Language Pathology Assessment Instrument), a training conference for using the SPAI, practice assessment of speech-language pathologists in school, and the preparation of new materials for use in training SPAI data collectors. Material preparation consisted of... Topics: ERIC Archive, Communication Disorders, Competence, Evaluation Methods, Speech Therapy, Therapists